44 posts categorized "Challenge"

12/04/2019

Wed 04

Challenge Reminder: Christmas Card
by Nadine Carlier

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Hello, Nadine here today with a reminder to enter the PSC#63 Merry Craftmas!.  The rules are simple, you just need to use a die or stamp from Poppystamps and create something that is crafty with a Christmas theme. Plus if you enter you could win a gift card to the Poppystamps store!! 

Below is a video tutorial showing how I created my card.
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Doesn't the Poppystamps Holly Outline Die in white cardstock look amazing over the bold alcohol ink background I created?

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The Poppystamps Tiding With Joy Stamp Set is great because you can customize your sentiment with all the sayings and words in this set.

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For all the details on the challenge and how you can win a gift certificate to the Poppystamps store click HERE!  I can't wait to see what you create for this challenge!

See you next time!
Nadine

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12/01/2019

Sun 01

PSC#63 Merry Craftmas!

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Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge!  We're so happy you've stopped by, and we sure hope you'll join us!  On the first of the month, we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge with a central theme.  The design team will provide samples for inspiration, and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for last month's challenge PSC#62 Fall Frolic is Conniecrafter!

The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is fall wishes (Marta).

Please contact me (Jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play? 

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any online gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or sidebar!

12-19

PSC#63 Merry Craftmas! This time of year we're making the season bright with wrapped treats, pretty tags, home decor and of course cards for loved ones near and far. We want to see how you celebrate the season with handmade details that make all the difference.  Just be sure to include at least one Poppystamps image (die cut, stencil, or stamp) on your project.

Need a little inspiration?  Here are some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we'll be featuring these projects on Wednesdays throughout the month, so you can see how each project was created.

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Now it's your turn!  Need a little more motivation? How about a prize?  The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!  You have until 12 am US EST on December 29 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on  January 1.     We can't wait to see what you make!

11/20/2019

Wed 20

Challenge Reminder: Fall Frolic
by Candice Crawford

 

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Hi Crafty Friends, 

Candice here reminding you there is still time to participate in this month's blog challenge. Poppystamps blog challenges are fun and so easy to participate. When you link up a project to our challenge you are automatically entered to win a $20 gift certificate to the store.  You dont have to have a blog to link your design - you can link to Instagram, Flickr or any other on line gallery. This month's challenge link ends November 28. 

For a bit of inspiration with the challenge, I created this cute tag treat holder that can be used at your holiday place setting or gifted to your hostess at Thanksgiving. This treat holder is so easy to make and can be stuffed with candy or a homemade treat.  

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To make this project, start by die cutting a tag from the largest tag from the double stitched tag frames set in some kraft cardstock. Remember to keep your tag and tag frame together as one piece. Next die cut a strip of leaves from the maple leaf side strips and stencil set from white cardstock. Separate the leaves from the strip by cutting them with your scissors. Next color the leaves with your distress oxide inks in festive berries, carved pumpkin, spiced marmalade, old olive and peeled paint to create the image of fall leaves. 

Set your tag and leaves aside, so you have space to create the treat holder. Cut a piece of coordinating kraft cardstock to 5 1/2 inches long by 2 3/4 inches wide. For the sake of my tutorial I am using white cardstock to display the instructions. 

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Next score your paper on the 5 1/2inch side at 1/4, 1, 4 1/2 and 5. Then on the 2 3/4 inch side, score the paper at 2 1/4.

 

Scoring the paper

Next with a pair scissors cut off the two end squares along the score lines. With the two remaining squares, snip only the top portion of the two remaining squares on the score line so that it can be folded inward and attached to the bottom flap. 

Cutting the ends

Next, while your paper is still flat, stamp your sentiment or greeting. I used the sentiment So very Thankful from the Autumn leaves stamp set. On the opposite side of the paper from your stamped image, fold all of your score lines to form an open box shape. Use either a strip of 1/4 inch score tape or 2 strips of 1/8 inch score tap on each of your folded flaps. Assemble the bottom portion of the box together first with the score tape.

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Now attach the open box to your tag using the score tape placed along the side flaps. Adhere your colored leaves to your box. Next fill your tag treat holder with candy, homemade baked goods, a gift card or whatever you little heart desires. The recipient will just love this adorable little holder as well as the gift. I filled my treat holder with a few Twix mini candy bars. My absolute favorite! 

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I hope today's project gave you a bit a of inspiration to participate in this month's challenge. Thanks for joining me today and Happy Thanksgiving! 

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11/13/2019

Wed 13

Challenge Reminder: Fall Frolic
by Dana Kirby

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Hi Friends! It is Dana here today with a reminder that you still have time to enter this month's Poppy Challenge: Fall Frolic!

For my card today I started by creating my background. I used Yupo paper and Alcohol Pearl Ink in: Splendor, Deception, Alchemy and a little Gold Mixative. I just kept adding the inks with a little blending solution until I created my desired background.

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Once my background was dry I ran it through my die cutting machine with the Autumn Leaves Sidekick Frame Die. 

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Next, I stamped my sentiment from the Autumn Leaves stamp set onto a rectangle that I die cut from the Autumn Leaves Sidekick Frame. I then die cut a few leaves from the Autumn Leaf Set to add as an accent to my sentiment.

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I mounted my Autumn Leaves frame onto a piece of kraft cardstock. The alcohol ink had enough color and design that I wanted to keep my background fairly simple. 

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Lastly, I inlaid my sentiment back into my frame and then mounted my card panel onto a top folding A2 card base.

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I hope I inspired you to play along with the challenge this month! You can find all of the details about the challenge Here. I can't wait to see what you create!

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11/06/2019

Wed 06

Challenge Reminder
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi friends!  It's Jeanne here today and I want to remind you to play along with our November challenge - Fall Frolic!   We're looking for all things Fall - and the first thing that comes to mind for me is colorful leaves.  Whenever I'm  on a walk with Moriko (my fur baby) I pick up little treasures I find.    Sometimes I find a feather or a shiny rock... once I actually found a turtle that seemed lost.. but this time of year you'll find acorns and pretty leaves in my pocket.
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I'm inspired by what I see - and while I haven't found any purple, pink or blue leaves on my adventures, I think I would like to! I like to use unexpected colors to add a playful look to my designs. 
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When you link up a project to our challenge your automatically entered to win a $20 gift certificate to the store.  You dont have to have a blog to link your design - you can link to Instagram, Flickr or any other on line gallery.  We're also a super sponsor of the Fall/Winter Coffee Lover's Blog hop.  If you add a coffee element to your design you can link it to their challenge and ours so you have twice the chance of winning.    They have LOTS of sponsors!   You have to hurry though because their linky closes on November 8.   You can get all the details here!

The Poppystamps challenge on this blog starts on the first of every month and this time our linky closes on November 28.
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I started my card by cutting the Leafy Ornament Frame from red card stock.  I replaced the side and center panels with yellow/orange card stock pieces.  They're all adhered flat onto a 4.5" square card base.     

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Next I added the Classic Coffee Cup to the center of the frame with adhesive foam tape.  The raised mug makes it easy to tuck colorful leaves and berries underneath.  To get lots of contrast I chose leaf colors different than the background (die cut frame) colors.   A Simple Hello die cut sentiment fits perfectly in the bottom corner of the frame. 
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What's better than a nice warm cuppa your favorite to warm you when you get home from a long walk on a crisp fall day?   It's the simple things that make life great! 
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11/01/2019

Fri 01

PSC#62 Fall Frolic

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Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge!  We're so happy you've stopped by, and we sure hope you'll join us!  On the first of the month, we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge with a central theme.  The design team will provide samples for inspiration, and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for last month's challenge PSC#61 Enchanted is Amy Tsuruta!

Feline batty by Amy  TsurutaThe lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Libellule_craft!

Please contact me (Jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play? 

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any online gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or sidebar!

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PSC#62 Fall Frolic - The days are getting longer and there is a chill in the air - Fall is here.   Just be sure to include at least one Poppystamps image (die cut, stencil, or stamp) on your project.

Need a little inspiration?  Here are some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we'll be featuring these projects on Wednesdays throughout the month, so you can see how each project was created.

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Jeanne Jachna

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Now it's your turn!  Need a little more motivation? How about a prize?  The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!  You have until 12 am US EST on November 28 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on  December 1.   

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Poppystamps is also a super sponsor of the Fall / Winter Coffee Lover's Blog hop!  Link your project to our challenge and theirs and you'll have two ways to win!   You can get all the details on the Fall / Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop here! 

Thanks for joining us!  We can't wait to see what you make! 

10/23/2019

Wed 23

Enchanted Challenge with Poppystamps
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

Are you playing along with our Poppystamps October Challenge! This month, the theme is Enchanted, and today, I am sharing my sweet little Enchanted Kitty card! Take a look!

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I created this Enchanted Kitty card with just a few new dies and my favorite Distress Oxide Inks. Blending oxide inks are easy and fun too! I started with the center, and worked my way out toward the outside edges using greens, blues, and some purple. When the inks were dry, I splashed them with a few water drops off a paintbrush, causing the inks to react and blend. That's the fun part.

 

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I then inked and splashed a second piece out of yellows and oranges to cut out the full moon, using the center of the Stitchwork Circle Frames. 

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While the ink and water were drying, I cut out the pumpkin pieces from the Pumpkin patch Sidekick Frame and Stencil. I cut different pumpkins in shades of orange, vines and leaves in green, then inked the edges of both the pumpkins and the leaves.

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After all the pieces were cut out and inked, I assembled and glued the row of pumpkins, the vines and leaf bits, and the Peek a Boo Kitty in one long line, then glued that onto my background panel.

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Add your big cheesy moon and a few sequins, and voila! Let the magic happen!

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Now it's your turn! We can't wait to see what you will create! Make a card using at least one Poppystamps die or stamp, link it up here with our Challenge Badge, and your project might be randomly selected to win some marvelous blog candy!

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

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10/16/2019

Wed 16

Challenge Reminder: Enchanted
by Nancy Penir

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Hello and Happy Halloween! I have a challenge reminder for you, one I hope will be enchanting. Our challenge this month has a Halloween theme, but instead of spooky or scary, how about Enchanted?

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The beautiful Pumpkin Patch Sidekick Frame and Stencil was my starting point. I watercolored the whole Frame, pumpkins and leaves with my metallics.

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They go on like watercolors, but the mica in the paint gives a glow to your images.

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The frame and enchanting fairies were glued onto a sponged inked base. Then a bit of Nuvo Glimmer Moonstone added to the fairies. How would you create an enchanting Halloween card? We'd love to see! 

There's a 20.00 gift card for the winner of our challenge, that runs through the 29th. 

Hope you have a great and creative week!

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10/09/2019

Wed 09

Challenge Reminder: A Witchy Halloween Shaker Card
by Nadine Carlier

Halloween Witch Shaker Card by Nadine Carlier

Hello, Nadine here today with a reminder to enter the PSC#61 Enchanted Challenge.  The rules are simple, you just need to use a die or stamp from Poppystamps and create something that is "Enchanted". Plus if you enter you could win a gift card to the Poppystamps store!!

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I had made a video showing you all how I created this card but technology was not on my side and somehow the video got corrupted so I lost it. :( So I will do my best to explain how I created my card.
I first started with a white piece of cardstock for my card front and rounded off the top of it.  Then using some Copic markers and an airbrush machine I sprayed the top half with some orange markers and the bottom half with green markers. I then took the Poppystamps Magical Cauldron Die and cut it out of the background piece I used the Copics on. For the witch, I used the Poppystamps Spellcaster Witch Die and cut the witch out of black cardstock. Just under the Cauldron, I used the Fa-Boo-Lous stamp from the Halloween Fun Stamp Set. Where I cut out the cauldron on the backside I added a piece of acetate and then added some 3D foam tape around the cauldron to add some shaker elements and then went all the way around the rest of the back of the card front with the 3D foam tape. Then attached the card front the card base to seal in the shaker elements.

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Using one of the circles from the MemoryBox Basic Circle dies I cut out a moon and used airbrushed some yellow Copic Markers on it and adhered it to my card. Stamped some bats from the Halloween Fun Stamp Set around the moon. Then I adhered the witch to the front of the card with some 3D foam squares.

For all the details on the challenge click HERE!  I can't wait to see what you create for this challenge!

See you next time!
Nadine

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10/01/2019

Tue 01

PSC#61 Enchanted

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Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge!  We're so happy you've stopped by, and we sure hope you'll join us!  On the first of the month, we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge with a central theme.  The design team will provide samples for inspiration, and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for last month's challenge PSC#60 Anything Goes is Joyce M

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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Heidi H

Please contact me (Jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play? 

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any online gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or sidebar!

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PSC#61 Enchanted - Do you love Halloween?  This month we're bewitched with the delight of this spooktacular holiday. Whether your Halloween is filled with the glamour of the Gothic or spooky sweet with tricks and treats for your little devils, we hope you play along with us.   Just be sure to include at least one Poppystamps image (die cut, stencil, or stamp) on your project.

Need a little inspiration?  Here are some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we'll be featuring these projects on Wednesdays throughout the month, so you can see how each project was created.

Halloween Witch Shaker Card by Nadine Carlier

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Nancy Penir  

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Michele K.  Henderson

Now it's your turn!  Need a little more motivation? How about a prize?  The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!  You have until 12 am US EST on October 29 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on  November 1.   

Thanks for joining us!  We can't wait to see what you make!